• Rebeca Andrade Makes History As The First Brazilian To Win An Olympic Medal In Women's Artistic Gymnastics

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    By Brooklyn White · July 30, 2021July 30, 2021 Rebeca Andrade has had a tough road. She's torn her anterior cruciate knee ligament multiple times-but that hasn't stopped her. After a stunning performance, at 22, she's an Olympic silver medalist. Her July 28 routine makes her the first person in Brazilian history to win an Olympic medal in women's gymnastics. For the Games, she is not a part of a unit, as the Brazilian team did not qualify for the first time in four years. The COVID-19 pandemic gave her another opportunity, and extra time to prep for the 2020 Tokyo Games, as she had torn...
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  • Alexia P. Hammonds Is The First Black Woman To Have A Hair Fragrance Manufactured In Grasse, France

    Alexia P. Hammonds Is The First Black Woman To Have A Hair Fragrance Manufactured In Grasse, France

    1 month ago - By Essence

    Kelly Williams Photography By Brooklyn White · July 30, 2021July 30, 2021 Alexia P. Hammonds has made history. Her hair fragrance, Eat.Sweat.Undress, launched in October 2020 and established her as the first Black woman to have a hair fragrance manufactured in Grasse,
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